What makes Shizuoka's oden so good? It's served hot, straight out of the pot and with fascinating stories.
Fall is my favorite season, and my first fall trip of the year happens to be in the neighboring prefecture of Saitama. For this one-day trip, we made use of the SEIBU Pass and checked out spider Kinchakuda Park, Alishan Cafe and Akebono Children's Forest Park.
Part of the joys of being a train enthusiast in Japan is collecting train stamps. Sounds pretty geeky, but it can get quite addictive as you keep traveling. I bought my train stamp book from Maruzen and have been using it as one of the ways to record my travels.
One of the most exciting ways to explore Japan is by rail. On the first installment of Railway Diaries, we ride Isumi Railway's Moomin Train. Join me on a one-day trip to see Chiba's gorgeous green fields and historic towns. https://youtu.be/VG6CAwYa6cw More info to follow on a separate post.
With the summer heat and humidity upon us, heading outdoors is becoming more of a struggle than a pleasant endeavor. And for people like me who aren't fond of high temperatures, Todoroki Valley promises a cool escape from Tokyo's sticky atmosphere.
Only 2 hours away from Shinjuku, Mt. Mitake welcomes guests to refreshing sights.
Sadness was, after all, a familiar friend, one that you no longer shut the door to as you grow older; one that you invite in, chat with, and say goodbye to knowing that you'll see each other again.